Chetan D Desai, Head of C.D.TECHNLOGIES, hails
from a family which pioneered the Fire Protection business
in India in 1947 under the leadership of his grandfather
the Late Mr H N Godiwala (India Fire Engineer Company),
who headed this company until his demise in 1969. During
that period, the company was the major installation contractor
in India undertaking Automatic Sprinkler & Fire Hydrant
turnkey projects for big Industrial Houses and Textile Mills
all over the country.
1970, the company came to be called INFIRE PVT LTD and
was headed by his son Mr P Godiwala. The scope of activities and
services were widened to cater to Chemical Industries and Power
plants as well. The company specialised in TAC Approval related
projects and was also undertaking Insurance Consultancy, thereby
obtaining huge discounts in insurance premia for the clients.
Infire Pvt Ltd was the first indigenous manufacturer of
the Automatic Sprinkler and the Installation Valve Assembly duly
approved by BRC (now TAC).
Desai was associated with Infire Pvt Ltd for 19 years,
starting his career from the shop-floor level to ultimately become
the Managing Director of the Company.
has also been a Director of Infire USA Inc. from 1985 to 1989
and was the main force in setting up the business in Southern
Califiornia. The major projects there included the design and
execution of sprinkler systems for the San Diego State University
and the Poway Center of Performing Arts.
1992, when Chetan Desai set up C.D.TECHNOLOGIES, he brought
with him 19 years of rich experience in the fire protection field
from India and the US, having worked in various capacities. His
expertise includes in fields of designing, estimation, contracting,
finance, liaison with Approving Authorities etc.